At Gables Perfect Smile, we understand that many patients put off seeking dental treatment because they fear the discomfort traditionally associated with a visit to the dentist’s office. To ease the worries of our Miami Beach and Coral Gables patients, we are pleased to offer oral-conscious sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a safe and easy way for patients to completely relax during one or a number of dental procedures. Often referred to as sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry allows patients to remain conscious yet in a fully relaxed state where they feel very little discomfort. Learn more about ways our patients can receive the complete treatment they need with sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry can make dental visits more comfortable and more productive. With sedation dentistry, patients swallow a small pill shortly before their appointment. The medication helps put patients into a deeply relaxed state in which they do not experience the anxiety and discomfort that is often associated with a trip to the dentist. At our Coral Gables practice, located near Miami Beach, we can use sedation dentistry to help a patient relax prior to undergoing a procedure such as preparation of the mouth for dental implants. Sedation dentistry is also an invaluable tool for patients undergoing a smile makeover, during which a number cosmetic dentistry procedures can be performed in one longer office visit while the patient relaxes in a sleep-like state. Sedation dentistry is a great solution for patients who:
Suffer from dental anxiety.
Have difficulty staying still for long periods of time.
Have had a bad dental experience in the past.
Have heightened sensitivity or who have difficulty getting numb.
Wish to undergo multiple treatments in one visit.
At our practice serving patients from Miami Beach and the Coral Gables area, sedation dentistry is always safe. Our doctors and our staff are well-trained in the use of sedation dentistry techniques, and patients’ vital signs and comfort are always monitored for the duration of their procedure.
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is often administered to our patients who may not need a deep level of sedation dentistry. Patients simply breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, and almost instantly feel a pleasant, numb sensation. We constantly monitor a patient’s intake of nitrous oxide, ensuring that the best level of sedation is maintained. Because nitrous oxide leaves the system quickly, patients who undergo sedation with “laughing gas” are able to drive themselves home safely after an appointment.
Dental anxiety is a very real problem for many of our patients. Our entire staff takes special care to ensure that our patients remain as comfortable and relaxed as they can be at every point of their experience with us. If you live in the Miami Beach or Coral Gables area and are interested in additional sedation dentistry information, we invite you to contact Gables Perfect Smile today.